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New U2 Album Has Title, No Rick Rubin Tracks

November 26, 2008 9:05 AM ET

Of the 50 to 60 songs U2 penned for their new album, none of the tracks the band wrote while under the guidance of producer Rick Rubin will make the final track list, according to the Edge. "We actually laid all that stuff to one side. Really out of deference to Rick and that set of songs we just said, 'OK, that's that,' and we drew a line," said the guitarist. "So none of the Rick material went into this project. Everything has been written subsequently. He gave us great advice as much as anything." The band ended up working with the The Joshua Tree production team of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. As for the rumored album title No Line on the Horizon, Edge says "It's an image, Bono tells me. It's like when you're moving forward, but you're not exactly sure what you're heading towards — that moment where the sea and the sky blend into one. It's an image of infinity, I suppose — a kind of Zen image." U2's new album is due out early 2009.

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